SIDNEY – The Sidney Red Raiders and the C-1 number 6 ranked McCook Bison were tied 7-7 after the first quarter of play Friday afternoon at Weymouth Field. But McCook scored 14 points in the second and third quarters to move to 5-0 on the season with a 38-13 win.

After Sidney tied the game on an Isak Doty 1-yard touchdown run, the Bison turned Brett Fraker’s 44-yard kickoff return to the Sidney 36 yard line into a five-play scoring drive to take the lead in the game for good. The Bison added another second quarter score when junior Mitchel Cole’s intercepted a ball that slipped out of Isak Doty’s hand and returned it to the Sidney 26. McCook scored two plays later to lead 21-7 at the half.

Sidney had their chances to keep the game close in the first half, but turned the ball over on downs at the McCook 13 with 3:46 to go in the half, and again at the Bison 14 as time ran on the Red Raiders in the second quarter.

McCook scored on a 4-play 48-yard drive and a 5-play 70-yard drive in the third period to open up a 35-7 lead. After Sidneey scored on an Isak Doty to Luke Holly 9-yard touchdown pass, the Bison tacked on a 25-yard Patrick Gross field goal in the fourth quarter to roud out the scoring.

McCook, who is now 5-0 on the season, rushed for 289 yards on 34 carries led by senior Jacob Gomez-Wilson with 111 yards on just 7 rushes. The Bison threw the ball just 8 times, completing four for 49 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

Isak Doty led Sidney with 45 yards rushing on 12 carries. Luke Holly added 41 yards on 14 carries. Doty was 12 of 25 through the air for 179 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

Sidney falls to 2-3 and travels to Chadron next Friday for another district game against the Cardinals. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.